Regeneration and new build specialist Keepmoat, which has extensive projects throughout the Midlands, has announced a record performance for the sixth consecutive year.

The company which employs 3,000 staff, has delivered more than 34,000 homes in the last twelve months across the UK.

The performance equates to one home being handed over every three minutes.

Keepmoat increased pretax profits by 21 per cent to £40.3 million on the back of a 40 per cent surge in sales to £468.7 million in the year to March 31.

In the Midlands, the Doncaster company operates Haslam Homes, which concentrates on new build affordable homes and Frank Haslam Milan.

Frank Haslam Milan, based in Coleshill, works on refurbishing council and housing association houses in line with the Government's Decent Homes Programme.

The £22 billion scheme aims to bring houses up to a 'decent' standard by 2010 by improving kitchens, roofing, bathrooms and adding central heating.

In the Low Hill area of Wolverhampton the company is building 205 homes in the Showell Park area, over the next four to five years for the Corinthian Housing Association and Wolverhampton council.

In the Henley Green part of Coventry, Haslam - in partnership with Persimmon and Bovis - will build around 3,300 homes by 2020.

Both schemes are on brownfield sites, which will need major remediation, and will contain a significant element of social housing.

FHM works exclusively for the public sector, although its contracts span the range from new-build to refurbishments.

Other schemes include Brandwood End which will have homes for sale, shared ownership and rent and a five-year deal with Family Housing Association for a similar project in Bordesley Green.

The company now boasts a forward order book of £2.2 billion.

A spokesman said: "All our construction and refurbishment work is completed to a high standard but we also work with the communities.

"A lot of the work is done while the people are still living in their homes."

Chairman Dick Watson said: "We have undoubtedly had another excellent year with record delivery, record training and record turnover growth of 40 per cent.

"Most importantly we have continued to delight all our partners, and the 100,000 people whose homes we have either improved or built new in the year. We will continue to develop and reinvest in our products and services to ensure this track record is enhanced as we move forward."

Mr Watson said Keepmoat's aim was to leave a legacy of both social and economic improvements and to help areas become prosperous communities where people are proud to live and work.

More than 63,000 hours of training have been invested in the last year, many on schemes to attract people into the industry and over 10,000 school children have been involved in talks surrounding health and safety and the wider industry.

The company increased its workforce by 700 to total 3,000.